Welcome To Westminster

…where we are endeavoring to deepen our relationships with God and one another, and to share the love of Jesus Christ with every person.
Our website is currently being updated, so please forgive us for a couple of weeks while we finalize things!
 
A Dynamic Pastor
who’s anything but ordinary!
 
As a single mom of a preschooler who has been in ministry for two decades, Pastor Meg’s depth of faith, diversity of personal experience, and dynamic preaching style combine for meaningful sermons relevant to daily living at every stage of life
 
Fun and Fellowship
on our beautiful campus!
 
A campfire ring, the community garden, numerous fruit trees, and lots of green space are all part of the charm of the Westminster campus! Church fellowship events, as well as local children and dog-walkers, make good use of this beautiful space.
Meaningful Worship
without being rigid!
 
We strive for worship that both challenges and comforts; worship that is sacred without taking ourselves too seriously. We welcome all of God’s people, always providing a space for questions and doubts, as well as differences of belief and opinion.
 
A Church for All Ages
We’re a family of faith!
 
At Westminster we treasure God’s people of every age. All ages are welcome in worship, and we have study opportunities for every stage of life.
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We’re open every Sunday 

Service: 10:15 am ~ Sunday School: 9 am ~ 1419 N. 17th Street, Belleville, IL 62226

First time here?
 
The unassuming doors of Westminster lead to worship and praise in a relaxing and positive atmosphere. Your family will be comfortable in our traditional service, and we promise yours won’t be the only children talking during worship. Fellowship abounds for those coming solo or without children, as an eclectic group of members gather each Sunday. 
 
Do I have to dress up?
 
When your pastor preaches barefoot, it’s safe to assume that formal dress isn’t required. Take one look around Westminster and you’ll see that everyone dresses to their own comfort level. No need for a suit and tie, unless that’s your style! God’s grace extends beyond ironed pants and crisp collars; come as you are able.
Do I have to give money?
 
You are our guest, and we hope that you will enjoy our service while getting to know Westminster and its people. We encourage each of our members to pray about how her or his gifts (time, energy, skills, as well as financial resources) can best support Christ’s mission. However, you will never be under any obligation to tithe, and absolutely no one is going to judge you.
What happens at your service?
 
Our pastor gives a positive, empowering sermon aimed at encouraging those present to follow Christ. Pastor Meg relates the scriptures to everyday life, encouraging us to remember that the sharing of God’s grace – through both our words and our actions – is the task of all of Christ’s disciples. Worship is meaningful and reverent, but neither uptight nor clichéd.

Westminster Presbyterian

 

Serving & Getting Involved

Adult Sunday School
Visit either of our adult Sunday School classes at 9 am every week before worship. The Adult #1 class does weekly scripture study; the Adult #2 class focuses on current issues.
Family Sunday School
On 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, families gather for an hour after worship. Parents share in group discussion, while the children’s class has a Bible lesson and activities.
Sunday Morning Child Care
We love having children in church but parents may need a break. Children not yet in kindergarten are welcome to go the nursery (which is staffed by volunteers) during worship.
Food Pantry Collections
Westminster has a long partnership with St. Augustine’s Food Pantry, and each week we collect items most in need. Check the worship bulletin to find out next week’s menu!
 
Morning Prayer
Take a moment on Tuesdays and Thursdays for silent prayer. This ‘open sanctuary’ time offers a mid-week reminder of God’s presence with us.
Beginning Chess Group
Join us each Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Blue Classroom to learn and play chess. No experience is required and every skill level is welcome!
Traditional Okinawan Karate
Tuesday and Thursday evenings are for Karate, which meets from 6:30 – 8 pm. Join our empowering group any time regardless of skill level.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
Let’s eat! The men of the church gather for food and fellowship at 8:30 am on the 1st Saturday of each month at the Olympika Restaurant
Naomi/Ruth Circle
This women’s Bible study and fellowship offers enrichment and engagement. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10 am in Risser Hall.
Campfire Church
First Friday nights are a time to gather at the fire ring. Games and food begin at 5:30 pm, followed by stories and songs as we worship around the fire.
Worship Team
Musical? Good voice? Have gifts for leading worship? Feeling called to be part of the worship team? Let’s do this!
Women’s Fellowship
Our women’s group meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Come for the food … but you’ll come back for the camaraderie.
 
 

What’s Happening at Westminster?